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Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse presents a strong evening of music Saturday

By Walker County News Today Staff Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse will feature a pair of well-known acoustical artists Saturday, Sept. 15 when Butch Hancock and Mandy Rowden take the stage. Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse, the creation of local guitar player and instruction James Johnson and his wife Pam, is a part of ...

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Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse presents “odd couple” lineup

The Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse will host an odd couple this Saturday evening – a guitarist who describes himself as “a ham” and a rabbi from Tyler. The long-running acoustical music coffeehouse at the Thoreau Woods Unitarian Universalist Church, 1400 East Mosley Lane, will kick off its ninth fall-winter season with ...

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“The Story of the Sam Houston Chickens” to be Published

Sam Houston Memorial Museum to highlight book created by SHSU students by Emily Binetti, SHSU Sam Houston State University students have written and illustrated a children’s book about the chickens who frequently visit the University’s campus.  Published by Bright Sky Press, the book will roll out with a signing event on May ...

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Musical Production “Pippin” Explores Life Lessons

by Emily Binetti, SHSU Sam Houston State University’s Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre is bringing the hit musical, “Pippin” to the Erica Starr Theatre April 18-21with evening performances at 8:00 p.m. and a Saturday matinee performance at 2:00 p.m.   The show features unforgettable music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the composer of “Wicked” and book by ...

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Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Spreads into Central Texas

First Ever Detection in Popular Mexican Free-Tailed Bat The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats, detected for the first time in Texas in early 2017 in the Panhandle, has now spread into Central Texas. Though no bat deaths have been attributed to WNS in Texas, the syndrome has ...

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Literary Superstars Shine In Huntsville For National Book Award Festival

by Emily Binetti, SHSU The National Book Awards Festival at Sam Houston State University brings recent National Book Award finalists and winners to Huntsville for several days of literary events that are free and open to the public. This year’s visiting authors to be featured include Jason Reynolds, Danez Smith and ...

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Huntsville Public Library Plans Fun Events for Spring Break

Spring Break 2018 is upon us, and the Huntsville Public Library has activities planned to keep the family entertained from Monday, March 12, through Friday, March 16.Children’s Coordinator Rachel McPhail said the library will provide additional programming throughout the week as well as its regularly scheduled programs. “We will have ...

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National Book Awards Festival Happening at SHSU

It’s almost that special time of year again – for the National Book Awards Festival at SHSU!  Sam Houston State University will have the pleasure of welcoming the outstanding authors below in April 2018. For the fifth year, SHSU, HISD, and the City of Huntsville will host two weeks of ...

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Annual Art Walk Returns To Campus and Community

by Emily Binetti, SHSU The Sam Houston State University Department of Art and the Student Art Association will host the annual the Huntsville Art Walk on Saturday, March 3, from noon to 5 p.macross various locations in Huntsville and on the SHSU main campus. Galleries and exhibition spaces throughout the city will be ...

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Prison City Film Festival

The very first Prison City Film Festival is quickly approaching, so organizers and attendees will be out and about in Huntsville from February 28 to March 4. As many of the participants are visitors to our great city, residents are asked to take time to tidy up and show pride ...

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